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MEDIA ADVISORY: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT TO DETERMINE WHETHER LAW ALLOWS THE COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF A TRIBE’S FREEHOLD LAND

19 March 2021 - On 22 March 2021, the High Court of Botswana will hear a counter-application brought by the Ba-Ga-Malete Tribe, represented by Kgosi Mosadi Seboko, and the Gamalete Development Trust, against the Malete Land Board and the Attorney General. The application relates to a long-standing dispute between the…
Staff Writer
19 Mar 2021
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsSOGIE Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF GENDER IDENTITY AT CORE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

The Daily Maverick Tashwill Esterhuizen For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection before the law.  Identity plays a pivotal role in many…
Staff Writer
21 Nov 2017
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SALC calls for #equalhealthforall

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
Staff Writer
2 Mar 2017
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The LEGABIBO case: A victory for the right to freedom of association

In March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ruled that the government's refusal to register an LGBT organisation unconstitutional. This ground-breaking case created important precedent on the right to freedom of association, and the right of LGBT persons to advocate for law reform. The court confirmed that human rights are…
Staff Writer
24 Sep 2016
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationSOGIE RightsUncategorized

News Release: Groundbreaking judgment by Botswana Court of Appeal on Freedom of Association and LGBTI Rights

On 16 March 2016, a full bench of the Court of Appeal of Botswana delivered a significant judgment in the case of Attorney General v Thuto Rammoge and 19 Others upholding the decision of the High Court and ordering the Botswana government to register the organisation Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals…
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16 Mar 2016